Court dissolves 22-year old marriage over husband stabbing of wife

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    Sadiat Abas, a housewife, on Friday, got relived after an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court at Agodi, Ibadan, dissolved her 22 years old marriage after she complained that her husband Abiola Abas, always stabbed her with broken bottles each time they quarreled.
    Also, Abiola had urged the court to dissolve his 22 year-old marriage to Sadiat, citing constant fighting and defiant attitude of the wife.
    In her defence, she said her husband treated her without love and affection claiming that he always broke bottles to stab her whenever they had a quarrel.
    Not only that, Sadiat further said that the petitioner had succeeded in turning their four children against her.
    The respondent urged the court to uphold the request of her husband so that she could have peace of mind.
    Earlier, Abiola told the court that the estranged wife was troublesome and never listened to his instructions alleging that she relegated him as if he was not the head of the family.
    Buttressing his claim, he said his wife used to destroy his property such as car and house equipment at the slightest opportunity anytime they had any misunderstanding.
    He, therefore, prayed the court to dissolve the marriage to avoid further trouble.
    The President of the court, Chief Mukaila Balogun, as a result of various arguments dissolved the marriage and awarded custody of the first child to the petitioner.
    Balogun directed that the remaining three children should be with Sadiat and ordered the
    petitioner to pay N9,000 monthly as feeding allowance for the children.
    He warned both parties to stay away from each other and desist from fomenting trouble.

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